Tag: Comics: Marvel


Comics: Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight (Vol. 1)

Posted 9 January, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight (Vol. 1)
By: Kelly Sue DeConnick (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Dexter Soy (Illustrations), Emma Ríos (Illustrations), Richard Elson (Illustrator), Karl Kesel (Illustrator), Al Barrionuevo (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

The “Mightiest” of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is back!

Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. One hundred percent pure bad-@$$. Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission – and all the power she needs to make her own life a living hell. As the new Captain Marvel, Carol is forging from a challenge from her past!

It’s a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut – but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? And how does secret NASA training program Mercury 13 fit in? Witness Captain Marvel in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Avengers Time Travel Protocols: engage!

Collecting: Captain Marvel 1-6

I reckon that there will be a massive infux before the Captain Marvel movie is released in theatres later in March, but I couldn’t wait, I had to find a Captain Marvel comic beforehand. I heard a lot of good things about this particular volume and for the longest time the internet was telling me it was out of stock or not available. Well, thank you to secondhand bookstores, I managed to find a copy of this title 😀

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Comics: Two Reviews

Posted 20 July, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

So I was in mood for reading comics recently and whilst I wasn’t able to get the comics I wanted to read (who knew it was so hard to get ahold of a particular Captain Marvel book or Thor volume?), I did get a hold of the following two:

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Black Widow, Volume 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Most Wanted
By: Mark Waid (Writer), Chris Samnee (Writer, Artist), Matthew Wilson (Colourist), Joe Caramagna (Letterer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

They wowed you with Daredevil, now the Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee take Black Widow to new heights -by forcing her to go on the lam!

Natasha has a lifetime of secrets, and when some of the darkest ones are made public, nobody is safe. As S.H.I.E.L.D. turns on its once greatest asset, she seeks out her own answers in a knockdown drag-out tale of action and espionage! But will the Widow’s hunt for the Weeping Lion send her back to the one place she never wanted to go? And, when a S.H.I.E.L.D. funeral makes the assembled top brass an attractive target, it’s lucky for them that the Black Widow is still on their side, even if they aren’t on hers.

Collecting: Black Widow 1-6

So here’s the thing: I did start reading the previous Black Widow series (forgot the name of the writers) from Marvel Now! but I was left rather disappointed as her story–the overarching one, anyway–went nowhere (much as I loved the art). So I was a bit wary picking this comic up but I had heard good things about it so when I did come across it, I decided to pick it up.

Well, this story definitely starts off running and the pacing is just relentless, which is something I expect from a Black Widow story. There’s actually not much talking at the start from Black Widow, which I appreciated as I thought it’s something that’s just part of the character. She’s tough, she’s determined, and she certainly has a lot going on in her past. It was interesting to actually see a bit of her past and about the Red Room. What was a bit of a downer was the reveal of what the Weeping Lion had on her that set off the chain reaction leading her to being on the run from S.H.I.E.L.D. but overall the volume was a fast-paced romp of intrigue and action.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Rocket Raccoon, Vol. 2: Storytailer
By: Skottie Young, Filipe Andrade (Illustrations), Jake Parker (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Rocket Raccoon continues his quest to try to fix his past…um, bad calls, but as a stranger stalks him from the shadows, he just might cause a cosmic calamity on the dreaded Winter Planet! Then, what happens when you water Groot a little too much? Grootzilla! He’s faster than a speeding Rocket, more powerful than Drax the Destroyer, able to eat tall buildings in a single gulp – and he’s not happy! And Rocket’s skills will be put to the ultimate test as he challenges everything he’s known about himself. Does the Book of Half-World – the mythical text of Rocket’s early adventures- actually exist, or was it all a big hoax? Is Rocket really the last of his kind? Find out once and for all, right here!

COLLECTING: ROCKET RACCOON 7-11

All right! So I read the first volume years ago (errr, you’ll have to sift through the Marvel tag for that review), which I greatly enjoyed because of Scottie Young’s art and his grasp of Rocket Raccoon’s character. It’s still there in this volume but the vignettes were a bit different here: the first story about the Winter Planet was great, and I especially enjoyed the art there, but the story about the Book of Half-World sort of fell flat–could’ve been longer, I think–and the short story of Grootzilla was a filler, really. And the last story…well, it’s just classic Rocket Raccoon and Groot, really. All in all it was fun, but some stories were a little memorable than others. But a story with Rocket is always fun.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Review: Infinity

Posted 15 June, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Infinity
By: Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer, Jason Latour, Nick Spencer (Written), Agustin Alessio (Art), Jim Cheung (Illustrator), Jerome Opeña (Illustrator), Dustin Weaver (Illustrator) , Mike Deodato Jr. (Art), Mike Deodato (Illustrator), Stefano Caselli (Illustrator), Leinil Francis Yu (Illustrator), Agustín Alessio (Illustrator), Adam Kubert (Cover)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

ollecting Infinity #1-6, New Avengers (2013) #7-12, Avengers (2012) #14-23 and Infinity: Against the Tide Infinite Comic #1-2.

Thanos makes his world-shattering return, and his armies fire the opening shots of a galactic war that will be fought both on Earth and in deep space – with our heroes caught between both battles! As the mad Titan’s secrets are revealed, the Inhumans’ city of Attilan falls, and the members of the Illuminati find themselves on the front line! And as every Origin Site on Earth goes active, the Builders enter the Marvel Universe. But can the Avengers return to Earth in time to save it, when betrayal in the Galactic Council has left them prisoners of war?

With Avengers: Infinity War in theatres, I wanted to read a few comics featuring Thanos. Last month I reviewed Jim Starlin’s The Infinity Gauntlet (review) and now here we are with a more recent approach to Thanos’ story and appearance in the Marvel universe. I picked up this volume because it featured Thanos’ Black Order and I wanted to see them in action in the comics. Admittedly it did take me a while to get through as it was a good 600 pages long but here we are 😛

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Review: The Infinity Gauntlet

Posted 17 May, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

The Infinity Gauntlet
By: Jim Starlin, Ron Lim, George Pérez
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

For the dark Titan, Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet was the Holy Grail, the ultimate prize to be coveted above all else. Now, on the edge of Armageddon and led by the mysterious Adam Warlock, Earth’s super heroes join in a desperate attempt to thwart this nihilistic god’s insane plunge into galactic self-destruction.

With Avengers: Infinity War out in theatres, I wanted to check out the comics and what storylines were adapted for the big screen (partly in an effort to avoid spoilers–I want to see the movie for myself! (So please, no spoilers about the movie (even though I think I have some idea of what happened based on the little hints I’ve heard so far)).

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Comics: Thor: Worthy Origins

Posted 21 February, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Thor: Worthy Origins
By: Lilah Sturges (Text), Jason Aaron (Text), Pepe Larrazz (Illustrations), Esad Ribic (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Among the lofty spires of Asgard, Young Thor is the strongest, brashest and most arrogant god of all. But his giant-slashing, troll-smashing days come to an abrupt end when he’s tricked by his jealous brother Loki into a foolish attack. Cast down to Earth into the crippled mortal form of Dr. Donald Blake, follow the Thunder God’s journey of self-discovery and a mortal man’s awakening to the power within. Revisit the fantastical origin of the Son of Odin in this new graphic novel, which thrusts the tale of Thor into the modern age with thunderous results! In this epic saga of towering Frost Giants, belching maidens and massive battles, one hero must decide which identity is truly his – before both of the worlds he loves are destroyed!

BONUS CONTENT: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER 1

I picked this volume up on a whim, actually, but Thor is one of my favourite Marvel superheroes so I figured I can’t go wrong in reading this 😛

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